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Analysis of the lyrics of South African punk rock, new wave and alternative music, 1977 - 1989

This study documents the history and lyrics of a counter culture of South African
punk rock, new wave and alternative music from the late nineteen-seventies and
nineteen-eighties. While attempting to recover a lost history of this oppositional

introduction to the history of music among Indian South Africans in Natal 1860- 1948 : towards a politico-cultural understanding

The study conce ns itself e:-:pr-essi on of
musi c and the meanings associated with it. Music for-ms,
music per-sonalities, and music functions ar-e tr-aced.
Some exp l anations of the rel a tionships between cl ass

An investigation into the factors exerting a subtractive influence on Telegu and its culture [Andhra Sabhas]

In this study, I investigate the sociolinguistic factors that exert a subtractive influence
on the Telugu language and Andhra culture. This study focuses on the
sociolinguistic features of the Telugu Community and Telugu speaking Hindus in

An investigation into cultural barriers in intercultural communication between Blacks and Indians at Durban Institute of Technology

This study investigates language varieties, non-verbal behaviour and language
attitudes as cultural barriers which inhibit successful communication between
Blacks and Indians at Durban Institute of Technology. The investigation reveals

The attitudes of the Hindu and Muslim Female University students towards the use and acceptance of the Indian traditional dress

The study is a report of the responses of certain groups of
Indian university students towards the use and acceptance of
their traditional dress. It is directly related to the impact
of westernisation on the current use of the Indian dress.

Exploring the foundations of an Islamic identity in a global context : a study of the nature and origins of Cape Muslim identity (Thesis, 2009)

This thesis primarily deals with the nature and origins of Cape Muslim identity. The purpose
of this study is to (1) define the nature of Cape Muslim identity (2) explore the origins of Cape

An investigation into the factors exerting a subtractive influence on Telegu and its culture [Andhra Sabhas]

In this study, I investigate the sociolinguistic factors that exert a subtractive influence
on the Telugu language and Andhra culture. This study focuses on the
sociolinguistic features of the Telugu Community and Telugu speaking Hindus in

The influence of household and family structure on children in the Chatsworth area with special reference to primary school learners (Thesis, 2010)

A study into the influence of household and family structure on children in the
Chatsworth area with special reference to primary school learners was undertaken. The
main objective of the study was to understand the prevailing household/family structure

Indentured Indian Immigration to Natal, 1860- 1870 with special reference to the Hindu Caste System and its implications

To the people o f the West, the inhabitants o f I n d i a a r e the l e a s t
understood and the most e a s i l y misunderstood o f a l l men. This p r o j e c t
has two themes : f i r s t l y , t o probe the reasons as t o why many Indians

Indentured Indian Migration : an historical investigation into the possible reasons for Indians emigrating from their places of origin (with particular reference to the United Provinces and the Madras Presidency) to the Colony of Natal.

an historical investigation into the possible reasons for Indians emigrating from their places of origin (with particular reference to the United Provinces and the Madras Presidency) to the Colony of Natal.

From indentureship to transnationalism : professional Indian women in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal (Thesis, 2008)

The aim of this study is twofold, namely, to provide an in-depth and
detailed exploration of the transnational migrations of a sample of
professional Indian1 women in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal; and, to
contextualize the changing identities of Indian women in South Africa,

Indentured Indian Immigration to Natal, 1860- 1870 with special reference to the Hindu Caste System and its implications

While much i s w r i t t e n about the Indians from the time they came t o South
A f r i c a i n 1860 t o the present day, research leading t o the conditions i n
India p r i o r t o 1860 and the possible reasons as t o why they l e f t

Indentured Indian Migration : an historical investigation into the possible reasons for Indians emigrating from their places of origin (with particular reference to the United Provinces and the Madras Presidency) to the Colony of Natal.

Indentured Indian Migration : an historical
investigation into the possible reasons for
Indians emigrating from their places of origin
(with particular reference to the United
Provinces and the Madras Presidency) to the
Colony of Natal

TURBANS AND TOP HATS Indian Interpreters in the Colony of Natal, 1880-1910

This dissertation is concerned with an historical examination of Indian Interpreters in the British Colony of Natal during the period, 1880 to 1910. These civil servants were intermediaries between the Colonial State and the

A preliminary study of the first decade of The Leader with particular reference to its stance on the Passive Resistance Campaign of 1946

In November 1991 The Leader newspaper celebrated its 50th anniversary.

South African Indian politics and labour 1920-1933

The major focus of this essay will be limited to the period between 1925 and the early 1930's. This period is chosen for a number of reasons:

A contextualization and examination of the impi yamakhanda (1906 uprising) as reported by J. L. Dube in Ilanga Lase Natal, with special focus on Dube’s attitude to Dinuzulu as indicated in his reportage on the treason trial of Dinuzulu

The thesis explores not only the history but also the competing histories of 1906. It is however no claim to represent the entire history - undoubtedly a period of great complexity, and a time of tragedy for the African people that culminated in their

Gender Under Fire - interrogating War in South Africa, 1939-1945

Warfare in the twentieth century – with few exceptions as the century closed – provided a theatre for the consolidation of gender roles. The gender roles of "soldiers" and "mothers" in particular were remarkably uncontested during war years.

“A Long Illness”: Towards a History of NGO, Government and Medical discourse around AIDS policy-making in South Africa

This thesis will aim to set out a critical history of AIDS policy-making: using the records of the Family Planning Association of South Africa; the University ofthe Witwatersrand’s Centre for Health Policy and Women’s Health Project; late and post-apartheid government policy documents; relevant a

An investigation into the relationship between severe and moderate malnutrition in infancy and childhood and certain psychological variables

Human communities have been subjected to periodic famines at least since the development of agriculture initiated by Neolithic man. Paleolithic man, who came earlier and was primarily a hunter, must also have suffered periods of severe hunger and subsequent malnutrition.

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